[Naming poll] Packages
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What should be the new name for Packages in Wedge?

Plugins (and I'm not from an English speaking country)
11 (44%)
Plugins (and English is my main language)
4 (16%)
Add-ons (and I'm not from an English speaking country)
3 (12%)
Add-ons (and English is my main language)
7 (28%)
Total Members Voted: 25

Norodo

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #30, on July 13th, 2011, 01:34 PM »
I have little doubt that add-on is understood by most people. I just find module to be a much nicer word. Modules make me think of little pieces of a puzzle, making a better whole, while add-on sounds like something superfluous, like a spoiler on a ricer.

Arantor

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #31, on July 13th, 2011, 01:42 PM »
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while add-on sounds like something superfluous
Isn't that what a non-core feature is, by its nature?
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Norodo

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #32, on July 13th, 2011, 01:46 PM »
*shrug*

I like to think I'm not "pimping" my forums. I'm adding functionality. But this I guess is my own connotation

Oh and...



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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #33, on July 13th, 2011, 02:28 PM »
Let me guess, you're Colin and you like being surrounded by beautiful women :P

As for add-on, I wouldn't dare to criticize the word itself. It just doesn't sound right to me to start using a word that will eventually end up like 'package', i.e. not used at all in favor of 'mod' or 'plugin', but maybe that's just me.

At any rate, I launched this poll to gauge the public opinion on the matter. The numbers tell me to leave it be and not change anything (as everything is already an 'add-on' internally), but since half of our visitors disagree, I'll just... Leave the poll on until we reconsider the question (if we ever do.)

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #34, on July 13th, 2011, 02:45 PM »
Mods >> modifies the core
Add-on >> might or might not
Plugin >> uses receptacles for power
Just the way I see it. ;)

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #35, on July 13th, 2011, 03:48 PM »
Add-ons are adding to the core - its a no brainer.

Fk - sound like Peter Jones (Dragons Den)

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #36, on July 16th, 2011, 10:12 AM »
Just checking here... Even though I still respectfully disagree with the opinions posted here, what matters is the outcome of the poll. At 62%, I think add-on is a clear winner and I'll try to refrain from asking that question again :lol:

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #37, on July 16th, 2011, 02:10 PM »
Plugins sounds more like something you add but it doesn't modify the core of the software. I think it's right to call it that way...

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #38, on August 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM »Last edited on August 26th, 2011, 08:08 PM by KaBo0M!
Quote from wizzle on July 13th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Mods >> modifies the core
Add-on >> might or might not
Plugin >> uses receptacles for power
Just the way I see it. ;)
I agree with Wizzle

I missed the poll but I like add-ons simply because it is less confusing for people who are new to running forums or even posting on them.  Mods get confused as moderators and Plugins reminds me of the "plug-ins" "Plug it in Plug it in" commercial :P

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #39, on August 27th, 2011, 06:37 AM »
I say call them "Things that hopefully creators bother to update them for current versions of Wedge" but that's not on the list.   :eheh:

I also missed the poll but I agree that Add-Ons  would work just fine.  ;)

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #40, on August 27th, 2011, 06:57 AM »
Quote from ARG on August 27th, 2011, 06:37 AM
I say call them "Things that hopefully creators bother to update them for current versions of Wedge" but that's not on the list.   :eheh:
Update your shit or else! :niark:

 That is admittedly a big problem of SMF. Of course, Wedge addon authors would probably drop  their creations, since they'd like to hit and run, but one of Wedge's goals is to try to alleviate that problem by making them largely version independent. Or such is the plan...
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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #41, on August 27th, 2011, 10:17 AM »
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That is admittedly a big problem of SMF. Of course, Wedge addon authors would probably drop  their creations, since they'd like to hit and run
*shrug* Not our problem. I know I'll be beefing up our <insert extension-of-software name> repository though.
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but one of Wedge's goals is to try to alleviate that problem by making them largely version independent. Or such is the plan...
Yes, that's the plan. File edits are still going to be fragile where used, but for the most part it should be possible to extend stuff without needing to keep up on maintenance.

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #42, on September 28th, 2011, 12:26 AM »
So... Given that after months of discussion, I'm still unsure about the use of the word 'add-ons' and its variation(s) (addons), I'm relaunching the poll from scratch, with just two options this time.

Pete prefers add-ons but doesn't mind either way.
I prefer plugins because that's the word we use even when discussing add-ons --- and I prefer to see us use actual words to represent something, rather than a "target word" that nobody will use and everyone will replace with someone else. Just like it doesn't make sense for SMF to keep using the word "package" when everyone over there is saying "mod"...

I also like plugins because we made sure that plugins would never modify any Wedge files (except in some rare situations where no alternative solution is available). And plugins, to me, represent the easiness of enabling/disabling the things: you don't even have to install them in the first place... It's plug-and-play.

So, either plugin or add-on! Thanks!

Arantor

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #43, on September 28th, 2011, 01:00 AM »
Yeah, an awful lot of the mechanics are set up around "enabling", which for non edit based work is generally just adding a few settings to the DB, which is really what we're talking about here.

Just for the record, the target word tossed about was "Wedgets", though "Wedgelets" crept in somewhere.

:edit: If you're wondering why we care, it's because we want to make the whole experience more meaningful for users, not just in terms of extending the core but how you interact with Wedge.

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[Naming poll] Re: Packages
« Reply #44, on September 28th, 2011, 01:23 AM »
Since we're polling again I'd rather go for Wedgets... I kinda like Wedgelets also but I'm associating that with hacks in my head for some reason.
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